From a basic hinged door to something more decorative, bedroom doors come in all shapes and sizes. With that said, how much do they cost?
Bedroom doors cost $50 to $500 on average. Pricing depends on your door’s type and material composition. Bedroom doors can cost from as low as $30 for hollow core doors to more than $1,000 for more robust and intricate door designs. You’ll also need to factor in installation costs.
This article will discuss various bedroom door pricing factors, including door materials and suggestions, pre-hung and slab doors, installation cost considerations, and other door styles. Keep reading.
Basic wood doors are generally constructed in three ways: hollow core, solid wood, and solid core. Each door material has its quirks, strengths, and weaknesses. Let’s look into those differences now.
Hollow core doors are simple, lightweight, and affordable interior doors. They start at $30, while doors with addons and fancier wood veneers can go for $100 but rarely exceed $240 on average.
Externally, hollow core doors are made of a thin layer of wood or fiberwood. They have an interwoven plastic or cardboard structure resembling a honeycomb on the inside.
This lattice structure allows hollow core doors to be inexpensive and light while still stiff enough to resist warping. Hollow core doors are commonly chosen as closet, pantry, and laundry room doors, though homeowners on a budget might use them for other rooms, including the bedroom.
The hollow core door’s affordability does come with some drawbacks:
- This door type has terrible sound dampening properties. You’ll want to consider this important factor when choosing a bedroom door, particularly if you value silence and privacy.
- It’s exclusively an interior door. Don’t expect to use a hollow core door for exterior entrances as it isn’t strong enough to withstand the elements.
- This door gets easily damaged compared to other door types, and repairing one can be difficult. The lattice interior wasn’t designed with reparability in mind.
- This door type is not very good at resisting fires. The paper or plastic honeycomb will quickly burn through, allowing flames and smoke to spread.
- There aren’t many customization options available for this door type. The hollow core door is often only available in a few different colors and styles as simplicity and affordability are the focus, not aesthetics.
Ultimately, your budget will dictate whether or not a hollow core door suits your bedroom.
Solid wood doors are your traditional frame-and-panel doors. These doors are suitable for interior and exterior uses. You’ll rarely find them in the two-digit price range, as solid wood doors usually start at $150 and can go north of $850.
Solid wood doors are constructed with natural wood, apart from knobs, locks, and decorative features. Modern doors often have composite materials built into them. The all-natural wood distinguishes a solid wood door from other doors by giving it an air of class.
They’re also good at blocking sound, great for shielding bedrooms from external noise.
However, just like hollow core doors, solid wood doors come with some downsides:
- Solid wood doors are pricey. They’re the most expensive option out of the door types mentioned here. You can probably buy enough hollow core doors for all the bedrooms in your home for the price of one solid wood door.
- They’re prone to warping and distorting. Without proper protective treatment, humidity can do a number on these doors over time.
Solid wood has less of a laundry list of cons than hollow core. But that hefty price tag is just difficult to ignore.
A solid core sits between a hollow core and solid wood in terms of pricing. Simple solid core doors start at around $60. However, they are more commonly found in the $100–$200 range. The more custom offerings start at about $400. Solid core doors can serve as interior or exterior doors like solid wood.
Solid core doors present a wood veneer on the outside. Internally, they’re made with engineered wood, typically fiberboard. This wood composite gives solid core doors the structural integrity to resist warping.
If thick enough, solid core doors can resist fires pretty well. In addition, these doors can have good sound blocking properties depending on the fiberboard composition.
Solid core doors possess many of solid wood’s properties. However, they lag in some areas, as discussed below:
- Solid core doors are heavy. The engineered wood internals of these doors can weigh more than solid wood doors. This can make door installation cumbersome and increase installation costs.
- They don’t have the charm of solid wood. Solid core doors can emulate the appearance of solid wood doors through different wood veneers. But the artificiality of solid core just can’t match the classic feel of solid wood overall.
While pricier than a hollow core door, a solid core door is still noticeably cheaper than a solid wood door.
You’ll want to pick the right door type that can muffle sounds for the best price.
The solid core door is the door type that works best for the bedroom thanks to its sound blocking and fire-resisting properties, unlike its hollow core counterpart. While a solid wood door offers much of the same features, it’s often more expensive than solid core options.
Of course, a homeowner’s wants and needs vary. Your budget may only allow for a hollow core bedroom door. Or perhaps you’re splurging on a single solid wood door to differentiate your main bedroom from your other rooms.
Manufacturers and sellers will offer whatever door material you choose in two variants, pre-hung or slab. Each one has a different use case, as discussed below:
- A pre-hung door comes with a door frame. The door comes attached to the frame, hinges and all. Before transport, a pre-hung door must be properly secured to avoid the door flapping about on its hinges in transit.
- A slab door comes with just the door slab and nothing else—no frame, hinges, or trim whatsoever.
Depending on the manufacturer or seller, either door may have premade holes for the doorknobs. Alternatively, they can come with other door parts, including the knobs, deadbolts, and strike plates.
If you’re buying a bedroom door as part of ongoing home construction or bedroom extension, then it doesn’t matter. Your contractor will handle the details.
However, if you’re replacing a bedroom door, you’ll want a pre-hung door if you want to replace the entire doorway. Assuming the new door fits the doorway, the slab will suffice if you’re fine with the current door frame and trim.
Since a pre-hung door comes with extras, it will typically be more expensive than a door slab.
Installation costs can vary greatly. You’ll need to consider the type of door, the labor cost, and whether or not you’re replacing a doorway or adding one as part of a new home build. Old door replacements and disposals come with fees, too.
Hollow core doors typically cost the least to install due to their lightweight nature. Solid wood will be pricier, with solid core doors tending to cost the most to install due to their weight.
Outside of your typical hinged wood doors, you have a choice of other interior door styles that can suit bedrooms. These doors are quite different in design and operation compared to everyday doors. Thus, they often cost more to purchase and install.
Double doors have two doors hinged at each end of the door frame and meet in the middle when closed. The doors alone can cost from $170 to $1,200.
They offer a grand entrance into a room and can make a statement in your home. You’ll often see double doors as entryways into dens, bedrooms, and home entrances.
Note that French doors aren’t synonymous with double doors. They are merely a common kind of double door. Select more solid double doors for your bedrooms.
Sliding doors work by opening sideways on a track. Mirrored sliding doors can cost between $240 to $850 to buy.
They offer a sleek and modern look to any room and can save space since they don’t need to swing open. You’ll often see sliding doors as closet doors, but you can also have them as bedroom entrances.
Barn doors are a type of sliding door, but they are more rustic in style. The doors themselves can be quite affordable but can cost between $160 to $1,800 to install.
They have a country charm that can add character to any room. Barn doors are typically used as closet or bathroom doors.
Should you choose these doors for your bedroom, just note that barn doors don’t dampen noise well.
Pocket doors are doors that slide into a wall cavity. Depending on material type, pocket doors can cost $80 to buy, while sturdier and more luxurious options can cost as high as $1,800 to install.
Pocket doors are a great space-saving option and can offer a clean look to your bedroom. However, they can be more expensive to install since you need to create a wall cavity for the door to slide into. You may need to do additional renovations if the wall you’re installing your pocket door on is a load-bearing one.
To Sum Up
Bedroom door costs vary greatly. The door type and material, the labor, and your home itself contribute to the price.
Door options can range from cheap to extravagant. Your taste and wallet will tell you whether you lean towards bedroom doors that are more affordable, practical, or luxurious.
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